Assistant Professor in Global and International Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Nadege T. Clitandre is currently an Assistant Professor in Global and International Studies. Clitandre received her B.A. in English Literature from Hampton University, a M.A. in the Humanities, and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. Before joining the program in Global and International Studies in 2011, Clitandre was the recipient of the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Black Studies.
Clitandre works on theoretical framework s of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women's literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake. Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti.
Clitandre is currently working on a book length manuscript that focuses on the writings of Haitian American Author Edwidge Danticat.